Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday that Republican lawmakers “hurt their credibility” when they hype bogus conspiracy theories to distract from the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace pointed out to Trey Gowdy that a so-called “secret society” of FBI agents ended up being revealed as a joke after Republicans suggested that it was evidence that it had been an attempt to sink Trump’s presidency.
“Don’t Republicans hurt their credibility on real issues of bias when they make such a big deal about secret societies and palace coups?” Wallace asked.
“Yes,” Gowdy agreed. “Republicans are the best I’ve ever seen at taking good facts and overstating them and therefore changing the narrative.”
“I don’t know what they meant by secret society,” the South Carolina Republican added. “But if it were [SIC] a joke, Chris, then was it also a joke to mention the insurance policy, was it also a joke to talk about impeachment the morning after President Trump won? Was it also a joke to say I have no interest in participating in an investigation if he’s going to be cleared.”
“There’s a pattern,” Gowdy added. “And Republicans are better served by letting the text speak for themselves. I have no idea what they meant by that. I don’t know if it was a joke or not. It’s not my job to figure it out.”
Watch the video below from Fox News Sunday.
Trump’s is appealing to an electorate that is ‘dissolving before his eyes’: columnist
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"Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly reprised two of Richard Nixon’s most memorable rallying cries, promising to deliver 'law and order' for the 'silent majority,'" Brownstein writes. "But in almost every meaningful way, America today is a radically different country than it was when Nixon rode those arguments to win the presidency in 1968 amid widespread anti-war protests, massive civil unrest following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., white flight from major cities, and rising crime rates. Trump’s attempt to emulate that strategy may only prove how much the country has changed since it succeeded."
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“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”
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The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.
"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."